Branchline by Quarterre is a space efficient bike rack. I have been researching bike racks for sometime for a small design office project I am working on and these are by far the best but sadly out of our budget.
Sculpted with wood and metal, its adjustable arms can be tailored to fit each bike frame’s geometry. The stand can be leant against any wall or inverted to clear floor area in smaller spaces.
Designer’s Statement :
My biggest wish is to build the cure system. I wanted to be closer to people’s everyday lives and I started to train myself at woodworking and furniture design in Hongik University in 2000. I enjoyed making thing happen. But, when I was about to graduate, I could not find many problems in furniture and products which already existed. I found more the problems from an individual’s psychological state. I found more the problems in the social system which our community has been built. Lots of questions were raised up from this point. During two years at the Royal College of Art, I trained myself more in the social context under the thought of, Design cannot stay any longer in the self contained artifacts. I pushed myself more in the direction of design activism, rather than making objects. I explored in the context through the story, films, and situation creations. I was looking for the ways in which I can offer something to the community through design. I was trying to create a cure system which could train people and myself.
For someone that doesn’t even own a bike I am becoming mildly obsessed with all things ‘Bike’.
Love love love … the Bike Porter.
Just watched the latest episode of Grand Designs … loving the exterior paint colours of the Tenby Lifeboat Station (although not that well represented in these photos!)
The boathouse has been listed by www.cadw.wales.org.uk.
A great range of industrial styled stools from US based manufacturer Environment seen at the London Design Festival.
Reading between the Lines is part of ‘pit’, an artistic trajectory with works by some ten artists in the region of Borgloon-Heers in the Flemish province of Limburg. ‘Pit’ will be the first part of the exhibition project Z-OUT, an initiative in which Z33, the contemporary art museum of the city of Hasselt, presents art in public space (see also www.z33.be). On September 24th, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh will reveal a construction in the rural landscape, by a cycle route, that’s based on the design of the local church. This ‘church’ consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and is built on a fundament of armed concrete. Through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.
Selected by 101% Designed in Brussels Julien Renault won the interior innovation award, which is part of the d3 contest, the young designers competition of the imm furniture fair in cologne. His transfer of steel forging to aluminum called ‘hand forged aluminum series’ convinced the jury with his combination of handcraft technique and industry standards.
Abstract from : The Art Story
Throughout his prolific career as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and architect, Frank Stella has been known for helping to launch the Minimalism movement and then for breaking away from it. First impacting the art world by endowing non-representational artwork with new significance, Stella’s instantly acclaimed 1958 Minimalist paintings contrasted Abstract Expressionism’s emotional canvases.
Photos : MoMA
Oskar Peet is a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven and currently works as a designer at studio Scholten&Baijings.
“Color reflection through the combination of colors and materials. The play of surface to surface reflections with the purpose of experimentation on how these three criteria (reflection/ shape/ color) effect each other and how they influence their surroundings, any available light is captured and reflected back to produce the desired light ambiance.”
The research phase un-folded my interest in viewing color in an indirect way, seeing the resolute color via a neighbouring surface, which provided a distinct atmosphere.
via Present & Correct
Paper table by Scholten & Baijings combines subtlety with elegance. The folded cardboard models for the crockery are translated into light grey, unglazed porcelain cups and plates, playing with the suggestion of cardboard delicately. For the table linen the duo offers a contemporary solution: they designed two sets containing of napkins and table runners which can be used in various combinations. Their design is completed with a set of sober shaped glassware and cutlery.
Pauline Deltour studied applied art and design at the Olivier de Serres in Paris and holds a bachelors degree in industrial design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Between 2006-2009 Pauline worked as a designer and a project leader at Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich and opened her own studio as of winter 2009 in Munich, Germany. She now Lives and works in Paris.
Designed by Yo Shimada of Tato Architects
Raised in Maryland, Nicholas Alan Cope moved to Los Angeles in 2004
and attended Art Center College of Design.
Since graduating Nicholas has worked for a number of commercial and editorial clients while also working on personal projects.
The new collection from Axo Light is a series of upturned goblets, overlapping transparencies and contrasting colours.